• Xbox Series X games event to show off Halo Infinite and more on June 23

    There will be other games that will be showcased as well. As of now, nothing has been revealed but if you follow the gaming world, you 'll have a fair idea of what could be coming our way on July 23. The return of fan favourite Fable could be on the horizon as Microsoft has actually created a Fable Placeholder on the social media platform. So maybe, we could actually see some Fable trailers or even gameplay. One can only hope

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  • Aarogya Setu App Now Lets You Delete Your Account, Allow External Apps to Access Your Health Status

    Aarogya Setu app has been updated with the option to give permission to external apps to access your health status. It has also added the option to let users permanently delete their account and erase all their data stored by the Aarogya Setu app. The development team behind the contact tracing app has also announced that it has added the ability to use Bluetooth contacts to assess risk level associated with COVID 19. The new changes are provided on the Aarogya Setu app for both Android and iOS devices.One of the latest changes that are available in the updated Aarogya Setu app is the option to give approval to third party apps to access your health status. You'll find the new option by going to Settings gt; Approval for Aarogya Setu Status. This will allow external apps to be able to access your health status from the Aarogya Setu app. The feature is initially limited to iOS devices.

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  • PUBG Mobile update 0.19.0 with Livik map to launch on July 7

    The aforementioned update will be available under the upcoming Ancient Secret Mode. In order to bump up the excitement among players, Tencent is said to add two new maps where the players can enjoy the upcoming gameplay mode. One of these maps will be called Livik, which will become the smallest map of the game.Apart from the two new maps, the players will also be able to enjoy the Ancient Secret Mode on the existing Miramar and Erangel maps. While the new gameplay mode itself sounds quite intriguing, the players will also notice a change in the lobby where the new animation would match the gameplay mode they are about to play.

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  • RedmiBook 16 Launch Set for July 8, RedmiBook 14 II Also Tipped

    Redmi has confirmed that it will launch an Intel Core i7 powered RedmiBook 16 on July 8. The Xiaomi sub brand is also expected to unveil the RedmiBook 14 II in China on the same day. While the former will be powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7 10nm processor, the latter is also expected to rock a similar Core i7 unit. Redmi introduced the RedmiBook 16 back in May and at the time announced that it would be Ryzen 4000 series 7nm processors with Radeon GPU. The Intel powered variant is expected to be launched in China this week.As posted on Weibo by the Mi Notebook handle, the RedmiBook 16 will be launched on July 8 and feature a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor. A full screen experience is also touted. We can expect Xiaomi to also launch a cheaper variant with a Intel Core i5 processor. If previous models are any indication, up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage is expected.

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  • Samsung Takes to WhatsApp to Offer Contactless Customer Service: Here's How to Register

    Owing to the COVID 19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, Samsung has started offering customer support services through WhatsApp. Not only does this ensure a contactless service, it also promotes a quick solution to consumers' problems at the safety of their homes. It also helps customers in finding out locations of service centres nearby, new offers and know the status of repair. Apart from the messenger, the South Korean giant has several other options for consumers to reach out to, including remote support, live chat, and do it yourself videos.Getting in touch with Samsung on WhatsApp is pretty easy. All you need to do is send a message to its support number 1800 5 SAMSUNG (1800 5 7267864) to register. Once done, the service can be used to seek any sort of technical support. Customers can also request for demo and installation of the brand''s products. The WhatsApp service is available on all days of the week, from 9am to 6pm.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 Spotted on 3C Certification Site, 25W Charging Tipped

    Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to be unveiled next month, and ahead of that the phone has been spotted on 3C certification site in China. The listing suggests that Samsung is working towards the foldable phone''s launch. While the phone is reported to launch in August, shipping is said to only begin sometime in September. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is the successor of the original Samsung Galaxy Fold. While it is reported to retain the book like foldable design, it is said to have a larger external display, improvements in foldable display durability, and improvements in hinge and camera.

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  • Ninth China-Arab ministerial meeting to take place

    The ninth ministerial meeting of the China Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) will be held today via videoconference.



  • Medical and Emergency

    India closes on Russia toll as coronavirus cases hit daily record

    NEW DELHI: India added a record number of coronavirus cases Sunday, approaching Russia as the world s third most infected nation as it opens a mass treatment center in the capital to fight the pandemic. The health ministry reported just under 25,000 cases and 613 deaths in 24 hours the biggest daily spike since the first case was detected in late January. The sharp rise came as Delhi started treating patients at a spiritual center converted into a sprawling isolation facility and hospital with 10,000 beds, many made of cardboard. About the size of 20 football fields, the facility will treat mild symptomatic and asymptomatic cases. State government officials fear the metropolis could record more than half a million cases by the end of the month. India s surge took the total tally to more than 673,000 cases and 19,268 deaths, with the country on the cusp of surpassing badly hit Russia. A strict lockdown in place since late March has gradually been lifted, allowing most activities as the economy nose dived amid the shutdown. Schools, metro trains in cities, cinemas, gyms and swimming pools remain closed however and international flights are still grounded. Authorities have made wearing masks mandatory in public places, while large gatherings are banned and shops and other public establishments are required to implement social distancing. The western state of Maharashtra, the worst hit state and home to financial hub Mumbai, recorded over 7,000 new cases. Southern Tamil Nadu state and the national capital New Delhi recorded more than 4,200 and 2,500 fresh cases respectively. Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai, Tamil Nadu s capital, are the worst affected cities. The national government says it has tackled the virus well but critics allege India is conducting very few tests, leaving the true scale of the pandemic unknown. ROME: Ennio Morricone, one of the world s best known and most prolific film composers, died in Rome on Monday at the age of 91. Tributes poured in for the man who composed the music for about 500 films, including his old childhood friend Sergio Leone s 1966 spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Quentin Tarantino s The Hateful Eight for which he finally won an Oscar in 2016. Morricone died in hospital where he was being treated for a fractured femur following a fall, according to a statement from lawyer and family friend Giorgio Assuma. Morricone passed away in the early hours of July 6 with the comfort of his faith, the statement said. He remained fully lucid and with great dignity right until the end, it added. Tributes began pouring in for the maestro soon after his death was announced. We will remember forever and with infinite gratitude the artistic genius of maestro Ennio Morricone, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said. He made us dream, he moved us and made us think, writing unforgettable notes that will remain forever in the history of music and cinema, he said on Twitter. Italian film actress Monica Bellucci said of Morricone that there are people who have the ability to make the world better because they know how to create beauty, while Gilles Jacob, the former head of the Cannes film festival, described him as the emperor of film music. Famed Italian conductor Riccardo Muti called Morricone a master for whom I nurtured friendship and admiration, describing him as an extraordinary musician who could jump with ease from film scores to classical music. Born on November 10, 1928, Morricone began composing at the tender age of six, and at just 10 he enrolled in trumpet school at the prestigious Saint Cecilia conservatory in Rome. He played in jazz bands throughout the 1940s before beginning to ghost write for film and theater. In 1961, at the age of 33, he collaborated with director Luciano Salce in Mission Ultra secrete before going on to gain fame with the score for A Fistful of Dollars starring Clint Eastwood in 1964. Before winning the elusive Oscar for best film score at age 87 in 2016, the Rome born son of a trumpeter had been nominated no fewer than five times. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences embarrassed that such a talent had not been recognized sooner presented him with a lifetime achievement award in 2007. Morricone s previous nominations were for Days of Heaven (1978), The Mission (1986), The Untouchables (1987), Bugsy (1991) and Malena (2000). Although he is most closely associated in the public mind with Leone s westerns starring Eastwood, Morricone s composition for Roland Joffe s Jesuit drama The Mission is considered by many critics to be his cinematic masterpiece, an epic and eclectic reflection of South America s musical melting pot. Throughout his career, Morricone worked with some of Hollywood s most acclaimed filmmakers as well as arthouse directors. After his collaboration with Leone, he worked with Italian screen legends Federico Fellini and Pier Paolo Pasolini and later with the likes of Pedro Almodovar, Bernardo Bertolucci, Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone.



  • Successful virtual Film Festival has organisers planning for a hybrid future

    In response Melbourne s St Kilda Film Festival turned annual event went ahead in a different, digital format attracting tens of thousands of viewers in mid June.This year the Festival featured films starring Brett Climo, Gary Foley, Diana Glenn, Victoria Haralabidou, Damon Herriman, Claudia Karvan, Sean Keenan, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Socratis Otto, Aaron Pedersen, and Gary Sweet plus Chinese Australian dancer Chengwu Guo, Red Symons, Larry Emdur, and live streamed chat with Hollywood director Phillip Noyce.



  • Project Force: The biggest danger of nuclear weapons

    The consequences of a nuclear war would extend far beyond the blast itself, killing millions of people across the globe.



  • Health and Lifestyle

    OnePlus Nord India Launch Date Is July 21, Amazon Briefly Teases

    OnePlus Nord has now briefly been teased to launch in India on July 21. The Amazon India teaser page fleetingly listed the launch date of the OnePlus Nord before taking it down. The teaser page listed the AR launch invite of the OnePlus Nord revealing that the event would be held in augmented reality. OnePlus is known to have off beat launches, and the OnePlus Nord launch could see a different experience as well. Nord is said to be priced below $500 and be powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC.

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  • Worldwide

    Mi Smart Band 4C Tracker With Heart-Rate Monitor, Colour Display Launched as Affordable Alternative

    Mi Smart Band 4C has been launched by Xiaomi in Malaysia, and the new fitness tracker is claimed to offer a battery life of 14 days, a 1.08 inch screen, a heart rate monitor, and a super affordable price tag. While the Beijing based tech firm launched the latest iteration of their flagship fitness wearable the Mi Band 5 earlier in June, their latest offering is touted to be a cheaper variant of the Mi Band 4, with several useful features. As mentioned, the new activity tracker by Xiaomi has only been launched in Malaysia for now, and there are no details about when it will make its way to other markets.

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  • Moto G 5G Plus Specifications Spotted on Geekbench, US FCC, and TUV Rheinland Sites

    Moto G 5G Plus has reportedly surfaced on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and TUV Rheinland certification sites, therefore hinting at some of the phone''s limited specifications. The rumoured Motorola phone is tipped to pack an unnamed octa core Snapdragon SoC, 4GB RAM and a 5,000mAh battery with support for 20W fast charging. The Lenovo owned Motorola phone reportedly carries the model number XT2075 3, that a report recently claimed belongs to Moto G 5G Plus. Rumours suggest that the Moto G 5G Plus has a vanilla Moto G 5G sibling, that was earlier speculated to be called Motorola Edge Lite. In the meanwhile, it has been spotted on benchmark site Geekbench.The development was shared by the online news portal Dealntech. According to the report citing a US FCC listing, the Moto G 5G Plus will come with dual band Wi Fi, NFC support and 5G connectivity. The smartphone is also said to include Galileo, GLONASS, and GPS. Its battery reportedly carries the model number LZ50, which is purportedly listed in the TUV Rheinland certification database as a 5,000mAh battery with support for 20W fast charging.

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  • Worldwide

    Amazon Prime Video Has the Most Shows, but Netflix Slays the Competition With Quality

    twitter flipboard social share Flipboard Pinterest Reddit LinkedIn Email Copy Link Comments Our pals at Reelgood.com have helped us before with a look at content found on the major streaming services and helped to determine which service has not only the most content but also the highest quality. Reelgood has updated the data again, concentrating on the TV shows you can find to watch mdash;and how many of them are really worth watching.This data is up to date as of June 18, 2020, and involves three different looks. At top, you can see what is arguably the most important set of metrics. It shows the number of licensed shows versus original shows on each service, but only those that are considered high quality. In this case, that means shows with an 8.0 or higher average rating by users of IMDb (also, each show has to have at least 300 or more votes to be included, which provides some good statistical validity to the numbers).



  • ‘Forget initial loss by banning Chinese products, look at long-term gain’, says Sajjan Jindal to industry

    He further said that the ongoing economic crisis is an opportunity to come together and push for a stronger self reliant India and urged other industry players to support domestic producers in achieving quality and scale. While many industrialists are upset as their businesses with China is important to maintain healthy margins and continuity, the JSW Group owner underlined that this situation has come because of the blind complacency in accepting cheaper imports from China rather than developing them in India. Also Read: Salaried employees struggle to earn living even after unlock; only 5.5% of lost salaried jobs come backMeanwhile, Parth Jindal, MD, JSW Cement, had said that the JSW Group has a net annual import of $400 million from China, which will be brought down to zero in the next 24 months. He also said that the unprovoked attack by the Chinese on Indian soil, on our brave jawaans has been a huge wakeup call and a clarion call for action. Apart from the JSW Group, CAIT and many MSME firms have also raised their voices against Chinese products. While private bodies have stepped up to avoid the products from China, various state governments have cancelled the already signed projects with the Chinese firms.

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  • Worldwide

    What Modi Signalled With Excursion To Nimu - by Mukul Kesavan

    So, what did it signify? The Prime Minister''s speech and his itinerary suggests that he was addressing a domestic audience, or rather, a domestic audience made up of three constituencies. These were the troops in front of him seated in socially distanced rows of chairs in a desolate terrain. Elsewhere, there was the large constituency of former soldiers and veterans outraged by the Chinese ambush who are politically significant because at times like this they help make the political weather. Encompassing both constituencies was the nation at large waiting to hear how its Prime Minister, avowedly committed to meeting military aggression with swift retaliation, planned to deal with China''s violent encroachment.It became clear that the speech''s forward location did not betoken a more forthright posture. Apart from paying tribute to the valour and sacrifice of the soldiers arrayed in front of him, the Prime Minister spoke in general terms about the futility of 'expansionism' and India''s readiness, despite its peaceful nature, to defend itself against aggression. In keeping with the tenor of his speeches to India''s Chief Ministers and the recent all party conference, he did not name the enemy.

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  • Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies of COVID-19 complications at 41

    The actor, who spent weeks in the intensive care unit at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of what initially was considered to be pneumonia, had a number of COVID 19 complications, which included him being put on ventilator, having his right leg amputated, losing more than 60 pounds. He was looking forward to receive a double lung transplant. Kloots shared the news of Cordero''s death in a moving Instagram post on Sunday.

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  • Science and Technology

    Singapore’s gay pride event forges ahead despite growing opposition

    The Pink Dot rally has been held since 2009 under stringent public assembly laws at a park in Singapore, where gay sex between men can be jailed for up to two years under a law that is rarely enforced.Like many other cities emerging from a lockdown to curb the novel coronavirus, the pride event will be marked online this year in a livestream that would feature some 35 drag queens.

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  • Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

    A seal between a high pressure fuel pump and a low pressure fuel pipe could weaken over time, allowing oil to leak when the engine starts in cold weather, according to a notice published last week on the website of China;s State Administration for Market Regulation.The official Xinhua News Agency reported the recall Sunday.

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  • China's mega-dams are giving way to cheaper renewable energy

    It''s the beginning of the end for the era of mega dam building in China.China Three Gorges Corp. last week turned on the first set of generators at the massive Wudongde hydropower plant, deep in the mountains of Yunnan province. About 170 kilometers (106 miles) downstream on the Jinsha River sits Baihetan, the last of its kind, scheduled to go into operation next year.

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